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Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

by Kai Wright on February 18 2011, 11:53AM

National data suggests black folks’ jobs hang in the balance of the increasingly ugly fight over public workers unions.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

America's Food Sweatshops Infographic

America’s Food Sweatshops

by Yvonne Yen Liu on February 17 2011, 9:46AM

A new study from Colorlines’ publisher, the Applied Research Center, reveals deep inequity in the food system.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

by Imara Jones on February 11 2011, 10:18AM

Instability always follows inequality. The technocrats know it, but our leaders still don’t care.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Wealth Gap

Backward Mobility and America's Broken Promises

Backward Mobility and America’s Broken Promises

by Kai Wright on February 10 2011, 9:28AM

The recession is wiping out the jobs, homes, and dreams of the black middle class. There’s a lesson for our whole economy in that fact.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

by Channing Kennedy on February 3 2011, 3:49PM

It’s no secret that America’s safety net is quickly evaporating.

Topics: Economy

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt--and America?

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt—and America?

by Kai Wright on February 2 2011, 12:51PM

We’ve got a generation of marginalized and increasingly frustrated youth here, too.

Topics: Economy, Egypt, Kai Wright

Happy Days Are Here Again--As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

Happy Days Are Here Again—As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

by Imara Jones on January 31 2011, 11:00AM

The economy’s growing, Wall Street’s rallying, and the administration says no new recession. None of that is real, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Stuff the President DIDN'T Say in the State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN’T Say in the State of the Union

by Kai Wright on January 26 2011, 4:09PM

There are many tough choices coming up, and consumer protection may be the biggest.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

by Kai Wright on January 24 2011, 10:36AM

But do we have two years to wait for real jobs investments while elections unfold?

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 3:04PM

Homeless man in Columbus, OH with a golden voice reminds us unemployment numbers are real for people of color.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers—and Maybe the People in Them

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 3:37PM

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.

Topics: Economy

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

by Katti Gray on December 23 2010, 12:51PM

Katti Gray profiles families who don’t have much more than each other this holiday season, but are getting by with that much.

Topics: Economy

D.C.'s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out Infographic

D.C.’s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 1 2010, 12:30PM

While jobless workers wait for relief, the White House compromises away any hopes.

Topics: Economy

It's the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers Infographic

It’s the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 29 2010, 9:58AM

With a cost-cutting GOP coming to town, this may be the last benefit extension for millions out of work.

Topics: Economy

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis Play

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM

Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 16 2010, 11:41AM

Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.

Topics: Economy

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 11:30AM

“Recovery” for immigrant workers mean even lower wages.

Topics: Economy

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals--Again

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals—Again

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM

And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.

Topics: Economy

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM

In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.

Topics: Economy